March 23, 2015
To commemorate and celebrate the life and work of labor and civil rights leader Cesar E. Chavez, the City of Woodland will be hosting a celebration in Heritage Plaza on March 31st from 5:30- 6:30 pm. March 31st is the birthdate of Chavez who was the founder of the National Farm Workers Association in 1962 which later became the United Farm Workers of America.
"Cesar Chavez dedicated his life of service by providing a voice to the voiceless. An American hero not only for farm workers, but to the rest of our nation. We are asking the community to come together and commemorate his life and legacy." stated Council Member, Angel Barajas. Join the City and fellow residents for performances by a local Aztec dance troop (Kalpulli Tlayolotl) and Folklorico Latino de Woodland, as well as poetry readings to celebrate the life and accomplishments of Chavez.
There will also be a guest speaker from the United Farm Workers. Las Brasas will be on hand with tacos and salsas. A free bounce house for children will be available. Youth from the Woodland Youth Council (a program made possible through ASSETS, a program of The Yolo Center for Families) will be volunteering at the event. Heritage Plaza is located in downtown Woodland at the intersection of Main Street and Second Street (next to the Woodland Opera House). Questions about the event can be directed to the City of Woodland Community Services Department at (530) 661-2000.